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Oral history interview with Blanka Rothschild

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0307 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0057

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    Oral history interview with Blanka Rothschild


    Interview Summary
    Blanka Rothschild, born August 19, 1922 in Łódź, Poland, discusses her forced labor in Wittenberg and her acts of sabotage; being beaten as Allied forces entered Wittenberg; her difficult experiences during liberation; the behavior of Russian soldiers towards women; going back to Poland; Polish citizens’ attitude towards returning Jews; traveling to Germany; daily life in Germany; immigrating to the United States; living with family members in Detroit, MI; moving to New Jersey; her survivor’s guilt; her religious identity; getting married and starting a family; how her wartime experiences affected the way she raised her daughter; her views on Israel; sharing her Holocaust experiences with groups of people; why it is important to speak out about the Holocaust; and her feelings on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
    Blanka Rothschild
    Regine Beyer
    interview:  1999 July 13
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    Regine Beyer, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Blanka Rothschild on July 13, 1999 in San Diego, CA.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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